College Student Journal

Founded in 1966, College Student Journal is an education periodical covering the education field. Project Innovation publishes this journal quarterly. The Editor is George Uhlig.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, June

An Analysis of College Students' Self-Disclosure Behaviors on the Internet
Four hundred and ninety-two undergraduate students at a large Midwestern university completed a 35 item questionnaire designed to assess self-disclosure behaviors on the Internet. Findings revealed that males and females have different perceptions...
An Exploration of Fraternity Culture: Implications for Programs to Address Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault
Three focus group interviews with multiple men from every fraternity at a small to midsized public university were conducted to study the fraternal culture with regard to alcohol and consent in sexually intimate encounters. Specifically, fraternity...
-Binge and Non-Binge College Students' Perceptions of Other Students' Drinking Habits
We investigated whether there was a relationship between the amount of alcohol students drank themselves and the amount they believed other students drank. We further investigated whether peer relationships affected their perceptions on drinking more...
Can Paraphrasing Practice Help Students Define Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the new dirty word on campus, and college instructors are increasingly interested in teaching students how to prevent committing plagiarism. In this study, college students wrote definitions of plagiarism before and after 6 weeks of practice...
Changes in Perceptions of Adolescents and of Adolescence from Course Instruction
One hundred fifty-five college students, enrolled in course on adolescent development, completed a specially designed questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the semester assessing their attitudes toward contemporary adolescents and about...
Decision Making and Motivation and Its Impact on Career Search Behaviors: The Role of Self-Regulation
The purpose of this study was to enhance the utility of self-regulatory processes that allow undergraduates to gain a greater sense of their identity and in turn impact their career exploration behaviors. Multiple regressions were used to determine...
Do Drinking Practices at University Differ among Students Coming from Urban and Rural Centers? a Preliminary Examination of Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs
This exploratory study examined the influence of residential background and gender on university student drinking patterns. A questionnaire was distributed to 255 kinesiology and physical education students. Rural students (n=104) were more likely...
Educational and Career Barriers to the Medical Profession: Perceptions of Underrepresented Minority Students
This study examines the perception of minority students underrepresented in the medical profession regarding educational and career barriers and to ascertain gender differences on their perceptions. A 30 item educational and career barriers inventory...
Effect of Sex on Perceived Support and Burnout in University Students
Sex differences in the experience of social support and frequency of burnout were examined in university students from a small Northern Ontario University. An altered version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) (Maslach...
Evaluating a Peer-Led, Theatrical Sexual Assault Prevention Program: How Do We Measure Success?
This study investigated the effects of a co-educational, theatrical, peer-facilitated sexual assault prevention program at a large mid-western university. Additionally, the study compared results based on two different measurement tools (the Rape Myth...
Korean College Students in United States: Perceptions of Professors and Students
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of professors and students on the cultural/learning and linguistic characteristics contributing to the academic difficulties of Korean college students in the United States. The participants...
Life Review during the College Freshman Year
We investigated the impact of a life-review on college freshmen. Participants included a life-review group of 30 (25 women, 5 men), comparison group of 36 (29 women, 7 men), and six volunteer leaders (three retired and three current faculty or staff)....
Motivational Factors, Learning Strategies and Resource Management as Predictors of Course Grades
This study investigated the association between motivational factors and course grades for freshman and upper level college students (measured by the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionaire, MSLQ). Self-efficacy and effort regulation were strong...
Practitioner vs. Professor-Teacher Preferences of Educational Leadership Students
This manuscript addresses the question of who makes the better university professor.--Is it the person with experience in the field as a K-12 administrator or the one directly out of college with only in-depth knowledge of educational administration...
Psi Chi Alumni: A National Survey of Psychology Honor Society Graduates
Although thousands of psychology majors are admitted and graduate as members of Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, no assessment of the members who graduate and pursue graduate studies and/or employment has been performed. A randomly...
Questions and Answers: The Substance of Knowledge and Relationships
The ability to ask quality questions and to respond adequately and usefully are skills few are formally taught. These skills are learned haphazardly by some and by trial and error by others. Asking questions and responding to questions are vital to...
Racial Differences in Perceptions of Women and Men *
Two-hundred-and-sixty undergraduates at a two large eastern universities (who self identified as black or white) completed a confidential anonymous twenty-two-item questionnaire designed to assess perceptions of women and men. In general, while both...
Redefining Spirituality: A New Discourse
By the end of the 1990s, the topic of spirituality as distinguished from religion was being discussed in higher education conferences and publications. Using qualitative research methods, this study examines definitions of spirituality in higher education...
Robert Merton Dies at 92
"Mr. Sociology" died recently. In fact, it was a cold February morning. For most, it was just another day, but the loss was huge to many in academia. On ABC news, a quick announcement was made by anchor Peter Jennings, Robert Merton died. That's...
Social Factors Relating to Alienation Experienced by International Students in the United States
Previous literature suggests that international students experience more serious alienation than do American students due to difficulty in adjusting to new campus life in the United States. The purpose of the current study is to find out the applicability...
Student Evaluations of Faculty: Concerns Raised in the Literature, and Possible Solutions
Student evaluations of instruction have long been used to evaluate the teaching performance of instructors. However, despite the widespread use of data from student evaluations for the purpose of determining faculty teaching effectiveness, a review...
Student Racial Differences in Credit Card Debt and Financial Behaviors and Stress
This study expands upon the work of Henry, Weber, and Yarbrough (2001) in examining the money management behaviors and financial outcomes of college students. The analysis was conducted using data from a sample that included an equal mix of African-American...
Students' Perceptions of Course Difficulty and Their Ratings of the Instructor
Research dealing with the possible relationship between high grades and favorable student evaluation of instruction has focused on several possible explanations including reciprocal leniency. Although plausible, such explanations leave out the possible...
The Effects of Academic Skills on Chinese ESL Students' Lecture Comprehension
Research with ESL students has begun to show that Chinese students experience particular challenges in English academic listening. This study focuses on their challenges as reported by Chinese ESL students in understanding English lectures. Seventy-eight...
The Self-Worth, Physical and Social Activities of Graduate Students: A Qualitative Study
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore graduate students' perspectives of how graduate school affected their participation in physical and social activities and their self worth. Seven focus groups (n = 47) were conducted using a semi-structured...
Towards Improving Understanding of Perceived Technical Terms in Chemistry Learning in Nigeria
This paper attempts to improve students performance in chemistry through understanding of perceived technical terms. A sample consisting of 150 chemistry students from 15 secondary schools randomly selected from the five Esan Local Government areas...
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